- File Size: 253 KB
- Print Length: 113 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Susan Gregersen (March 7, 2012)
- Publication Date: March 7, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B007IEH7GQ
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #136,611 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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A Tale of Two Preppers Kindle Edition
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How their life changes with a "blast" from above. It is a good thing they were both starting to learn about "prepping".
This book follows their escape from the city to what they hope is a place of security.
I liked it as it shows that people can learn to adapt even if they have never been on that trail before...
That is, until Jeannie happens to see a headline on a news website about the importance of being prepared for emergencies by having enough food on hand for several days. Over the next several days it becomes an obsession. When she mentions it to her husband, he thinks she's overreacting and scoffs. Then while at work, Jeff overhears an conversation between two co-workers about preparedness and begins to think that Jeannie isn't too off base after all. The two start doing online research into various aspects of preparedness and buying supplies without telling the other what they're up to.
Then a real emergency hits. Have they prepared enough? Do they have any idea what needs to be done or how to do it? Can the small things they've managed to do so far be enough to allow them to survive?
While the emergency portrayed in the book is a lot more extreme than most of us will realistically face and the preparations the characters make are more simple than what one would need to do in real life, the message is still valid. As hard as it is to believe, there are people in the country who start out as clueless as the main characters and are totally unprepared for something as simple as an extended power outage or storm.
If this story motivates a few more people to make sensible preparations for emergencies or to motivate friends to do so, it's worth the time it takes to read this book.
One note to the author: Please try to tone down your overuse of exclamation points. It's a case of less is more; only use them for emphasis, not for ordinary conversations or they lose their impact.
I found myself relating the whole story to a riveted husband, the next day. Even secondhand, he was on the edge of his seat.
It's very plausible and appropriate, a great read for someone thinking about getting a disaster kit or some extra food.
Don't buy this right before bedtime. You'll be up for hours, reading it (I was).
The story makes you realize that every little thing that you do now to prepare will go a long way if there is an emergency.
I look forward to reading more from Susan Gregersen!